The latest articles, analysis and information on pig welfare practices to ethically raise healthy and profitable sows, hogs, gilts, boars and piglets from the editors of Pig International magazine. Topics include disease prevention and biosecurity, accurately diagnosing a sick pig, nutrition and current welfare standards.
In an era when many restaurant chains are quick to commit to sourcing policies that call for animals raised without antibiotics, cage-free eggs, crate-free pork and slower-growing broilers, Domino’s is going against the grain.
A diverse consumer focus group from the Kansas City metro area revealed that while they are concerned about the welfare of animals raised for food, it is not what is most important to them when making decisions to dine out.
Due to the association of circovirus with a number of common pig health conditions, it is important to manage the overall health status of the herd. Circovirus is almost always found in combination with other pathogens and mortality can be very high.
General Mills has already committed to using only cage-free eggs in its U.S. and Canadian operations by 2025. The company expanded that commitment recently, pledging to source only cage-free eggs in all of its operations worldwide by 2025.